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A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2017-18

7. North Carolina: Should All-American and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson return, the defending national champions immediately move up several spots, perhaps all the way to No. 1. UNC’s preseason forecast also hinges on the decision facing 2017 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Joel Berry, as well as promising big man Tony Bradley. (Athlon Sports)

Aircraft carrier UNC, Michigan State played on deployed to Korean peninsula

The supercarrier that was once the site of a college basketball game between Michigan State and North Carolina is heading to Korea. The United States and South Korea are conducting their biggest-ever military exercises in the area. Amid heightened tensions with North Korea , the USS Carl Vinson is heading to the area in a show of strength. (MLive.com)

Why Justin Jackson would be the most NBA-ready player in this year’s draft

In the latest mock draft by DraftExpress, there are only two upperclassmen projected for the first round. One is UNC junior Justin Jackson, who is prepared for the next step in more ways than one. Jackson is as NBA-ready a prospect as you will find in 2017. Assuming he declares for the draft, here are some reasons why whichever team selects Jackson will be happy. (ACC Sports Journal)

Ty Lawson’s first triple-double leads Kings to a win in their home finale

Ty Lawson had come close to posting a triple-double more than a couple of times in his eight-season NBA career and never pulled it off. So he appreciated that Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger put him back into the game against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. No sooner did Lawson enter than he scooped up his 10th rebound, and his triple-double goose egg was gone. (Reuters)

Video: Odell Beckham Jr. at NCAA National Championship Game

NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. discusses his love of North Carolina basketball at the national championship game in Phoenix Arizona where the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga to win their 7th national title. View Video...

ACC Barnstormers make stop at D.H. Conley High School

Some of the top seniors in the ACC made a trip to the D.H. Conley High School as a part of the ACC Barnstomers Tour. Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Nate Britt and Stillman White of the national champion North Carolina men’s basketball team joined other top ACC players. The Tar Heel players are fresh off winning a national title and for them that fact hasn’t quite sunk in. (WNCT)

UNC Baseball: Roy Williams throws out first pitch for UNC's game against South Carolina

The North Carolina baseball team is taking on South Carolina in Charlotte Tuesday, a neutral site game between the rivals. UNC men’s head coach Roy Williams and South Carolina women’s head coach Dawn Staley both threw out first pitches to get the game going. Williams was there with his grandsons as he posed for photos and then eventually tossing the first pitch. (Keeping It Heel)

Audio: Roy Williams interview on Mike & Mike

Roy Williams, North Carolina head men's basketball coach, joined Mike & Mike to discuss his Tar Heels team winning the national championship against Gonzaga in Phoenix earlier this month. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina basketball set to be a force again in 2017-18

Roy Williams often avoids setbacks or rebuilding campaigns after fruitful years. A “rearrangement” is a more proper tag for a Tar Heels program with the potential pieces to again compete for an ACC title and a national championship. Yet it’s difficult to assess every element of a squad still evolving as its stars make decisions about their futures in the coming weeks. (ESPN.com)

Marcus Ginyard: A Championship Dream, Redeemed

In November of 2016, I interviewed Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson on the importance of preparation as they set out for what we’ve all dubbed the “Redemption Tour.” The last thing Berry said to me in that interview was, “We want to be the last team standing on the last night of the season.” Here we are, the last team standing, the 2017 National Champions! (Chapelboro.com)

UNC players on Former UNC Assistant Coach C.B. McGrath

Last week, former UNC basketball assistant coach C.B. McGrath was announced as the new head coach at UNC-Wilmington. Stilman White: "Coach McGrath is a great coach and I’ve learned so much from him. He really knows basketball, and it’s not just basketball, he’s honestly one of the smartest people I know. He knows everything about everything." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams Attends Clippers Game

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams took some time with TNT's David Aldridge to discuss Paul Pierce (photo), the Tar Heels' national championship, and more during the Clippers' win over Houston on Monday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Read More...

UNC's national title boosts profits for businesses, schools

The Atlantic Coast Conference and the town of Chapel Hill are sharing in the success of UNC's men's basketball national title win April 3, with money pouring in as a result of the victory. UNC will bring in money from the win due to advertising and the projected increase in brand strength — and the entire ACC will receive money for the win from the NCAA. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels have staff slot to fill for basketball team

Roy Williams sounded like he’ll fill the opening on his coaching staff from within the program based on a comment on his “Inside Carolina Basketball” television show. The national champions have a vacancy with C.B. McGrath, who had been an assistant coach until taking the UNC Wilmington job last week, leaving his position. A likely candidate is Brad Frederick. (Burlington Times News)

Four Corners: National Champs

In the week since last Monday night's NCAA championship game victory over Gonzaga, the Tar Heels have returned home to an adoring and roaring crowd in the Smith Center and begun to move on from a frenetic March run and into the postseason. Meanwhile, the news and notes about UNC Basketball never seems to slow down. On to this week's Four Corners. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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